The last two weeks of the triathlon training focuses on tapering and preparing your equipment for the UNM Lobo Sprint Triathlon for adults and youth slated for Sunday, April 9.

The Lobo Triathlon is a sprint distance race, perfect for the first time triathlete or seasoned competitor. Athletes may complete all three legs as individuals, or one or more legs as a team member.

Both events begin at UNM Johnson Center with free parking available. All youth events take place immediately after the adult race.

Below is the training schedule for the last two weeks leading up to the race.

Week 11 Training:  March 27 – April 1
Swim: 1200 yards - 2 x 50 moderate effort with a 25- second recovery after each set, then 5 x 100 with a 25- second recovery – focus on form, 3 x 200, moderate effort with 30- second recovery after each set.

Tuesday:  Race gear/equipment check

Wednesday: Bike 45 minutes at moderate pace, keeping cadence at 90 RPM.

Friday: Run 3 miles at a moderate pace.

Saturday: Attend Coaching session:  Transition practice

Week 12 Training: April 3 - 8
Swim 800 yards – 6 x 25 (fast effort) with a 25- second recovery between sets, then 3 x 50 yards with a focus on form, and 20- second recovery between sets, 5 x 100 (moderate effort with 25 second recovery

Wednesday: Bike 45 minutes, then do a 15-minute run off the bike at moderate pace.

Thursday:  15 minutes of stretching

Friday: Run 2 miles, moderate pace

Saturday:  Race prep

Sunday:  RACE DAY!

To sign up, visit Lobo Triathlon 2017.  UNM Hospital employees contact Byron Piatt, or Lori Peterkin, for UNMH discount code.

UNM faculty and staff may use tuition remission for the coaching sessions, which include race registration fees. To register, visit LoboStaff

The Lobo Triathlon is organized by HESS (Health Exercise and Sports Sciences), a department in the UNM College of Education.  All proceeds benefit the Summer Youth Sports Program.